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welcome to newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: the search is set to resume in thailand for 12 teenage footballers and their coach, who've been trapped in a flooded cave since saturday. and fake news takes its toll in india, with false rumours behind a series of brutal murders. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: prince william arrives in israel, becoming the first british royal to make an official visit to the country. and drama and delight in the world cup, as portugal and spain make the knockout stages. we'll have the latest from moscow. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning. it's 8am here in singapore, 1am in london and 7am in northern thailand, where rescue divers will restart searching a flooded cave to try to find 12 young
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football players and their coach. the group of children, who are aged between 11 and 16, became trapped inside the cave‘s narrow tunnels when a section near the main entrance was flooded. jonathan head reports. thai navy divers are battling strong currents, deep water and mud—blocked passages in the cave complex, as they try to find the missing boys. but they've still not made contact with them. they were reported missing on saturday, after a football practice. their bicycles were found left close to the cave entrance. and the boys posted this photo on facebook, takenjust before they went down. the complex stretches for many miles. they've not been able to reach the furthest caves. that's where they hope the party may still be trapped. theirfamilies have been coming
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to the caves to wait for news. so far, the divers have reached the largest of the underground chambers and they've seen what they believe are handprints on the wall, but nothing else. this area is well known to experienced cavers and a popular destination during thailand's dry season, but with heavy monsoon rains falling here already for several weeks, going deep into the caves now was a risky thing to do. jonathan head, bbc news, bangkok. our other top story this hour: after decades of delays, british mps have voted to approve plans to build a third runway at heathrow airport — europe's busiest. the foreign secretary borisjohnson — who has opposed the expansion and once threatened to lie down in front of the bulldozers — he did not actually vote. he's been visiting afghanistan. our political correspondent ben wright has more. the ayes to the right, a15.
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the noes to the left, 119. this is a momentous moment really because this question of how to expand airport capacity in the uk has dogged successive governments now for decades and it really, for the last 20 years certainly, different governments have grappled with whether or not the solution lies in expanding heathrow, the uk's main airport, just outside london, or whether there should be a new airport entirely, perhaps somewhere towards the south coast, or maybe the expansion of gatwick would be a solution. this has been talked about for years, it has proved a very divisive solution. but finally, mps have voted, in the end, overwhelmingly, to give the approval for a third runway at heathrow.
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they've also tried to ensure mps who were concerned about the environmental impact, that that could be diminished by the use of new technology coming into aircraft but also changing the way that flight patterns work, and that could diminish the impact this will have on residents in that part of london, but this is very controversial, even though mps have approved it, because there are few major capital cities in the world with its main hub airport so close to the centre of the city, in such a populated area, and i think the concerns about the impact this is going to have on residents in that bit of london, on the environment, they're going to continue even once the bulldozers have moved in. also making news today: thousands of iranians have taken to the streets of tehran in the biggest anti—government protest since 2012. protesters are calling for iran to end its foreign interventions in syria and elsewhere, to concentrate on the economic crisis at home. riot police fired tear gas to try to disperse the demonstrators. there have also been huge
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demonstrations in the argentine capital of buenos aires, in support of a general strike which brought services to a standstill across the country. it's the third such 2a hour stoppage against austerity measures, job cuts, and a plunging currency under president mauricio macri. a young australian is being hailed as a hero in china, after becoming the first ever foreign organ donor. 27—year—old phillip hancock, who'd been teaching english in china, died last month from diabetes—related complications. his liver and kidneys were used in three life—saving operations. his corneas helped two people to see again. china has one of the world's lowest rates of organ donation. now off the top of your head, what do you thinks the best way to pay tribute to your favourite world cup football star? well, perhaps it's this way. getting a portrait of your idol sculpted into your hair, of course.
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for this talented colombian barber, cristiano ronaldo is among the most popular, along with home—grown players, such as james rodriguez and radamel falcao. each portrait takes about three hours to create and a lot of precision. the pentagon has confirmed that two military bases in texas would be used as temporary camps to house migrants. last week, president trump said he would end the practice of separating these migrants from their children. more than 2000 youngsters have been affected since his administration introduced the policy in april. some parents who've now been released from detention, but remain apart from their children, have been speaking at a press conference in el paso, texas. translation: i never imagined they were going to take my son away, i thought they'd send us wherever together. translation: the most difficult
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thing was being separated from my daughter. she cried, calling for me, saying she wanted to be with me. translation: it was the most difficult moment of my life. i wasn't expecting it. an official gave me the news that i'd be separated from my son because i was facing a criminal charge. some people there that had been released from detention in el paso. in india, false rumours about child kidnapping gangs circulating on social media have led to a spate of brutal murders. eight people have been killed by lynch mobs in the past two months. danjohnson reports from bangalore — the heart of india's silicon valley — where police are appealing to the public and the media to stop the spread of fake news. a warning: there are some graphic images in dan's report. here, the drip feed of fake news stirred a frenzy of rumour, and an innocent life was lost.
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kaluram was 25, an outsider who came to these streets in search of work. he found people gripped by suspicion and fear. "tie him up", they shout, "hit him". people mistook him for a child kidnapper, based on these fake rumour on whatsapp and facebook. they started thrashing him, they dragged him on the road. there are women in the crowd. and look who's pulling him, they're just children. then, kaluram's beaten with cricket bats and sticks. left in the road, he died on the way to hospital. this is not some remote village, this is bangalore — india's third city, it's modern and diverse, the heart of the it industry. and yet here, under this flyover, kalu became a victim of india's
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fake news firestorm. this is the footage that worried so many, apparently evidence of the kidnapping threat. and look, we found the same viral videojust yards from where kalu was killed. do you believe that video was real? yeah, yeah. i believe it's real. but this isn't a real abduction, it's not even in india. the unedited version shows it's actually a child safety film from pakistan. everyone thinks this is real, but after the police informed us, we now know this is fake. but whatsapp messages talked of 200 kidnappers coming to bangalore, and when news channels reported the rumours, 5000 were said to be hunting for children. the headline warned parents to be aware. translation: after watching these videos and the news, we are concerned about the safety of our children.
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translation: we don't believe the police, but when we see the videos, it makes us unsure. i wonder what's true and what's not. and it's cheap smart phones that spread such uncertainty so quickly, so the police must ply the streets to uphold the truth. the antidote to poisonous rumours, reassurance for an anxious community. and online too, officers are detecting the lies, trying to dispel the myths. people are spreading such type of news, which are not authenticated. across india, eight lives have been lost in this wave of fallacy defeating fact. fake news is a challenge we all grapple with, but here it is proving deadly. danjohnson, bbc news, bangalore. there's been rising tensions in the last few days between china and taiwan, as two mainland warships sailed along taiwan's east coast. now, they were moving in open
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waters, but close to taiwan's territorial waters. in response, taiwan's defence ministry scrambled its fighter jets and ships to monitor the chinese warships. 0ur taipei correspondent cindy sui explained how close these warships got to taiwan. at one point, they got as close as 60 nautical miles from one of the outlying islands of taiwan, before heading out to the south china sea. even though this seems very provocative, the chinese military is treating it in a somewhat casual manner. they say that they have not adopted any special procedures, they simply scrambled their jets adopted any special procedures, they simply scrambled theirjets and their vessels to monitor the movements of the chinese vessels. —— the taiwanese military. and we had
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to bear in mind that in recent yea rs, to bear in mind that in recent years, there have been as many as 30 incidents where chinese vessels have come close to taiwanese waters. the -- is come close to taiwanese waters. the —— is not the first time the taiwanese military will send out its own vessels to monitor the movements of chinese vessels. these tensions have increased since the president of taiwan's pro— independence party came into power, in some ways this is perhaps the warm taiwan against growing at towards the path of independence and also to oppose the policies of the president. in indochina has been making policies like this for decades now near taiwan, how is the taiwanese public responding? is their sense of
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nervousness around this? not really, the tie public backs are gotten used to these military exercises that are carried out by china and they also in many ways feel that china will not cross the line. instance, it can be in the taiwanese straits, the body of water separating the two sides. they understand that china will be very careful and that beijing will definitely be very careful, and no accidents that will lead to conflict that could have been avoided. 0n the whole, people are not nervous, that calm, but this doesin are not nervous, that calm, but this does ina are not nervous, that calm, but this does in a way have a psychological effect on the taiwanese public. they do worry about the relations between the two sides in what could happen in the future if relations do not improve. we just want to bring you some breaking news that is coming to us from the reuters news agency, quoting syrian television saying that two israeli missiles have fallen into the vicinity of
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damascus, international airport. the afp news agency is also reporting this, they are equating the head of a monitoring group, the syrian 0bservatory for human rights, the head saying that the israeli military hit arms depots for hezbollah near the airport. that news coming to us, a number of news agencies are reporting according to syrian state television, that two israeli missiles have fallen in the vicinity of damascus, near the international airport. more on that, as soon as we get it. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... prince william arrives in tel aviv for the first official royal visit to israel and the palestinian territories. also ahead on the programme: we'll have the latest on the world cup in moscow, after spain and portugal made it through to the knockout stages. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed
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the world trade center, armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which for 29 years has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: search and rescue teams in thailand prepare for another day of looking for members of a teenage football team and their coach lost in caves after it was flooded by rain. police in india are appealing to the public after false rumours about child kidnapping gangs on social media of led to a series of brutal murders. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. let's start with china daily. the paper reports that negotiations between the eu and china are moving quickly, with both declaring their opposition to protectionism. chinese prime minister li keqiang said china will work with the eu to prevent
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such practices from impacting the world economy and potentially causing a recession. turning now to the new york times and they lead with the trump effect in germany. president trump has been outspoken in his criticism of german chancellor angela merkel, but reportedly his criticism only serves to boost chancellor merkel‘s popularity with german voters. and the world cup continues to capture the public imagination. the japan times features this picture of the japan team — one of many squads who are performing far better than expected. britain's prince william has arrived in israel — the first member of the british royal family to undertake an official visit to the country. he will also visit the palestinian territories. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell is travelling with prince william on his five day tour of the middle east, and he sent this report. it had become an anomaly which needed to be corrected.
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israel is a country with which britain has generally good relations, yet for 70 years — since its creation — there has never been an official visit by a member of the british royalfamily. the region's problems have meant the moment has never been deemed to be right. but as prince william arrived at tel aviv airport this afternoon, israel was removed from the diminishing list of nations to which the british royals don't travel. but for all the welcoming smiles, this is a visit which has required a more than usual degree of care in its preparation and one precondition. british officials made it clear from the outset that a visit to israel could only take place if william was also able to visit palestinian territories. it's intended to demonstrate britain's policy of evenhandedness between the israelis and the palestinians. royal visits are all about symbolism, so as well as the solemnity of a visit to yad vashem — israel's memorial
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to those killed in the holocaust — there will be meetings with israeli leaders and a trip to the palestinian territories to meet the palestinian leadership. forwilliam, it's a rapid immersion in the challenges of the middle east. his visit began injordan. there, alongside the sightseeing at the ruined city ofjerash, where his wife catherine was photographed aged four with herfamily, there were meetings with refugee children from syria. the region's problems are complex, and this week, william's diplomatic skills are being tested as he sees them at first hand. nicholas witchell, bbc news, jerusalem. now to russia, where both spain and portugal have qualified for the knockout stages of the football world cup. earlier i spoke to 0lly foster for a round up of all the action from moscow. so much drama. we'll get onto
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uruguay a little later. less drama in groupa uruguay a little later. less drama in group a because they were already through before they faced each other. group b, it should have been straightforward for portugal and spain, both sitting on four points, just needing a draw in their respective matches. iran, the slight fly in the equipment because if they beat portugal then they would have gone through. let's start with that match. this had absolutely everything. so much controversy, akron almost knocking portugal out. portugal made a fantastic start, just as we thought they would. became from quaresma, his first world cup after making his debut, he scored an absolute beauty with the outside of his boot. what then things started to unravel for the portuguese. a penalty awarded to them, ronaldo step up to go joint
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top of the golden boot race, that penalty was missed. it finished 1—1, so portugal go—ahead. just as much drama in the other group, that was between spain and morocco. this was 2-2. between spain and morocco. this was 2—2. spain got their point and they go through on top of that group as well. morocco were gifted the opener, isco got gifted and equaliser. then morocco went ahead and va are stepped in once again, spain had a goal disallowed and then that was overruled by the referee, they got their equaliser. spain will now face russia in moscow in sunday, portugal will face uruguay, that is in sochi in sunday. let's get on to groupa in sochi in sunday. let's get on to group a because that is how russia
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slipped up, really. they had as something big wins against knee—jerk and saudi arabia, but this was the day that they woke up and smelt the vodka because it uruguay were simply too good for them. south americans have really grown into this tournament. luis suarez scored a freekick, and own goal and cavani. a third. russia are the runners—up in the group and they have got the spaniards. let's get more from samara. steve rosenberg was there. the final whistle has just gone and samara. they had goals, a man sent off, there is a revolutionary with a scarf underneath, even he couldn't help it instantly there is one big
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positive, russia is through to the last 16 of their own world cup. that is an incredible achievement when you consider that russia came into this tournament as the lowest ranked side in this walk up. —— world cup. iam very side in this walk up. —— world cup. i am very proud and i hope that we will win and we will go. as you can see, the russian fans are staying pretty positive. actually, the russian authorities are very pleased too. but only because there tea m pleased too. but only because there team has won to back gains in the group stages, because they feel that already this world cup, their world cup, has been a public relations success. we haven't forgotten about saudi
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arabia versus egypt. a fantastic game. mohamed salah put egypt ahead, egypt were fielding their goalkeeper at 45 years, he saved a penalty and is the oldest player ever to appear ata is the oldest player ever to appear at a world cup. saudi arabia got a late winner in that. it is all go here at the world cup and it will go even more dramatic because tomorrow argentina could be heading out of the world cup. bringing you a reminder of our breaking news: syrian state media have is reporting that two israeli missiles have struck near damascus international airport. afp is quoting that the head of monitoring group syrian 0bservatory for human rights, he said israeli rockets have been
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headed towards the airport. more on that as we get it. the breaking news that as we get it. the breaking news that syrian state media saying that two israeli missiles have struck near the international airport in damascus. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. coming up on asia business report, we will be taking a look at bank closure in mumbai, which is leading the city's sex workers without any other banking options. and before we go, let's take a look at these pictures. a life—saving dog with a difference. this dog is not playing here, attempting chest compression is after his handler pretends to collapse, he even looks for a heart the. this has attracted 2 million hits on social media. see you again soon. whether you like it or not, there is absolutely no end in sight
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to this hot spell we are experiencing right now and it is a heatwave, temperatures will remain well above average for the rest of the week and into the weekend as well. monday was the hottest day of the year so far, 30 degrees celsius, and many of us experienced temperatures in the high or mid—20s and the jet stream is way to the north of us across iceland there, rushing into northern scandinavia with a bit of a dip here into the mediterranean. we will talk about what that means for the med in a second but as far as we're concerned, high pressure dominating the scene stretching into scandinavia and the whole of west and central europe and southern parts of scandinavia will be warming up so through the early hours, very little happening on the weather front. all the weather is bypassing to the north of us, so way above my head, closer to iceland. the morning will be mild, warm in the south. a little bit chilly in eastern scotland and the north—east of england, possibly single figures and we have a strong sunshine right from the word go on tuesday.
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beautiful day, some of us loving it, for some of us, a bit too hot but what we find is more of an onshore breeze around these eastern coasts and the north sea is relatively cool is still so temperatures won't be all that high in hull and norwich. he deep orange is displaced further to the west and that is where the highest temperatures will be. i suspect around 30 in the midlands, london maybe only the high 20s, for example, on tuesday. i mentioned thejet stream dipping into the mediterranean. here we have a low pressure and the weather is not all that great around greece, the greek islands. 25 degrees celsius expected in athens. we are actually warmer here in the uk than in athens, at least on wednesday, but that will change. athens hotting up to about 30 degrees in the next couple of days. back to the uk, a lot of hot weather around midweek.
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that is an onshore breeze around the kent coast, east anglia, that north sea coast. hulland norwich, a bit cooler, the low 20s. high 20s expected further west. even belfast, getting up to around 26 degrees, 28 in the lowlands of scotland. you don't need to be a meteorologist to guess that the next few days, sunshine galore, as i said, whether you like it or not. bye— bye. you're watching bbc news. i'm babita sharma. our top story: rescuers are set to resume their search for a youth football team, who are trapped in a cave in thailand. 12 members of the team and their coach went missing when they went into the caves on saturday but were trapped by heavy rain, which flooded the entrance. members of parliament in britain have approved controversial plans to build a third runway at heathrow airport near london — the busiest in europe. prince william continues his tour of the middle east. he has arrived in israel, making him the first british royal to make an official visit to the country. the prince will also visit the occupied palestinian territories. his trip is being seen
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as a diplomatically sensitive one to the region. that's all from me for now. more to come. stay with us here on bbc news.
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